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What is it?
Social engineering is a psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information in order to gather information, commit fraud, or access systems, and it differs from a traditional “con” in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme
The attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details for malicious reasons by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication
Creating and using an invented scenario (the pretext) to engage a targeted victim in a manner that increases the chance the victim will divulge information or perform actions that would be unlikely in ordinary circumstances in order to gain access to systems, divulge sensitive information and passwords, and use that information to establish even greater legitimacy during the attack with others
Social engineering attacks in which the criminals pose as other people who might gain access to the facility such as exterminators, fire marshals and technicians to go unnoticed as they steal company secrets, insert malicious software into unattended computers and install rogue network devices that grant remote access to the network
Social Engineering Exploits the Weakest Link in Your Security
Everybody makes mistakes and according to the IBM 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index 95% of data breaches are caused by human error and hackers know that. It’s much easier to exploit people than it is to try to defeat your network defenses and even if the social engineering attack were to be unsuccessful, you probably aren’t aware it took place like you might be alerted by an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) if the hackers attack your externally facing devices.
Social Engineering Testing Benefits
People are the weakest link in your security program. While you can explain technology to people and why security matters, nothing grabs their attention like a social engineering test that finds weak points and identifies actual risks in a way that anyone can understand. Combined with Security Awareness Training, Social Engineering Testing has a tremendous impact on your employees and keeps you, your business, and your employee’s better prepared and protected in a dangerous world.
Social Engineering Recon
Cyber Recon is the art of investigating a person or organization through their online world, identifying who they are, what they like, what accounts they use and which are most active, what systems are used, etc. All done without your knowledge and no way to detect it is happening to you or your business. You are leaking tons of data and it is all sitting in wait for anyone to find and use against you and your business.
What Can Hackers Find Out About You
Before an attack begins, a certain amount of cyber recon can be conducted to ensure a higher chance of successfully stealing your data and you are leaving quite an impressive trail of data that may seem meaningless as individual pieces, but when combined together and added to the knowledge that you, like most people, are not expecting anything to happen can lead to a complete takeover of your network, business, and life.
Social Engineering Profile
Everyone loves a good game of cloak and dagger and our clients really enjoy our tests. We work with you to figure out the best possible test scheme and then we put on disguises and hit the door. We have an amazing record of success, in fact our founder has conducted hundreds of social engineering tests and has never been caught. It’s not all just fun and games though. While we are inside the business, we are documenting what we can access, where your cameras are, any contact with staff and what we did to convince them to allow us to continue. When done, you get a report that identifies all the weak security problems we discovered and an action item list you can use to immediately reduce the risk of someone stealing your information, dropping malicious code and appliances on your network, and theft and robbery in general.
Contact Us Today
Contact us today and let us walk through your doors before a criminal does. Use our experience to help you understand what you need to do to maintain top level security. We’re ready to start immediately.